Master of Philosophy in Russian and East European Studies
Differences from 2014/15 to 2022/23
( See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations. )
The regulations made by the Russian and East European Studies Management Committee are as follows:
First year examinations
1. An examination paper on
. 2. An examination paper on Politics, Economics and International Relations of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe . 3. An examination paper on Society and Culture in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe . The papers shall be set and administered by the examiners appointed to examine the M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies. The examination will be held in the eighth week of Trinity Full Term. Candidates who pass these qualifying papers may proceed to the second year of the course and take the final examination at the end of the second year. Candidates who fail one or more of the examination papers may, by permission of the Russian and East European Studies Management Committee, proceed to the second year
will also be required to
have demonstrated competence in Methods and Language as specified in Language Requirement. Final Examination ( a ) a thesisof at least 25,000 words but not more than 30,000 words on a subject approved by the Management Committee for Russian and East European Studies, tobe deliveredto the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford,by Monday in the fourthweek of TrinityTerm in whichthe final examination is taken. The thesismust be accompanied by a statement thatthe thesis is the candidate’s own work except where otherwise indicated. ( b ) two subjects (optional courses) chosen from a list, which isapproved annually by the Russian and East European Studies Management Committee. The selection of subjects have to be approved by the Russian and East European Studies Management Committee in Trinity Term, Year 1. A candidate who fails the Final Examination may enter again, on one subsequent occasion, usually in Trinity Term, provided that this is still within the twelve terms of his or her registration. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination. Methods Requirement . Each candidate will be required to participate in training in methodology (quantitative and qualitative) and research skills related to Russian and East European Studies and to have achieved pass marks for the assessed components, as specified in the Notes of Guidance of the year of Matriculation of the Candidates.
Before admission to the final examination all candidates will be required to pass a language qualifying exam on the region, which is usually in Russian. In special circumstances permission may be granted for sitting an exam in another language. The specific arrangements for the provision and methods of assessment of language training are governed by the Examination Conventions and Notes of Guidance of the year of matriculation of the candidates.